Ubuntu Networking :: Buying USB Wireless For Master Mode & Question About Antenna?
Jul 28, 2011
I've searched for too many days and nights so many information went through my head. I want to buy a usb wireless which support master mode. (not monitor mode) Now I'm interested in Alfa AWUS036NEH. I like it because it is small an have a long antenna strong 1000mW. signal. (AWUS036H is a little bit big for me) However from what i have read AWUS036NEH is not supported in master mode (softAP)(or may be supported but with hostapd, but again some forum said it doesn't support and some say it does... Totally confused.) -> Actually AWUS036NEH is not expensive but I don't want to invest in something i'm not sure about so I won't buy it until I really know if it works. So I switch to find out what is for sure
1. supported in master mode in Ubuntu
2. Have a long antenna (like 5" or something. I have no idea about hardware but I think longer antenna should send signal more further)
3. small (about normal USB size don't count antenna)
Sadly I only find Alfa AWUS036NEH the only option for me , the others has no brand. However TL-WN722N is what most likely to fit. Only it has a shorter antenna. Can i replace the antenna with a longer one (with some others brand) by myself? (TL-WN722N can use master mode in kernel 3.0 ? already ? some say it should but i've not seen one that stated clearly) Ahh I think the above is totally messed up. I will make long story short.
1. Is AWUS036H or AWUS036NEH support master mode in ubuntu ? (if yes with hostapd or something?)
2. Is TL-WN722N or TL-WN722NC can work in master mode in Ubuntu ? (if yes with hostapd or something?)
3.Can I replace the original antenna with a longer one ?(with other brand or same brand) Will the signal be stronger?
I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 in a Dell Laptop. Installation went smoothly, everything works. I have to admit that its better than Mac. However, I later found out that my internal wireless card was not supported by wireless monitoring applications (aircrack, kismet, etc) that I wanted to learn to use. So I brought a compatible USB wireless card, Netgear WNDA3100 V.2, but then I run into some problems. First, how can I install new hardware in linux? Second, I know I have to install the madwifi driver but do I have install the original driver before I install madwifi? Can I have both antenna running at the same time?
i am wanting to turn my Debian box into a wireless AP, but for some unknown reason the wireless card won't switch into master mode when i run the command #iwconfig wlan1 mode master i get this Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06): SET failed on device wlan1 ; Invalid argument. what does this mean and what do i need to configure/install to get it to work my wirless card is supported i checked it's a zydas chipset using the zd1211rw driver SMC EZ Connect SMCWUSB-G [URL]
Im looking for a device that connects via usb in order to greatly increase the range of my wireless adapter card. It must support g and n channels. Ideally if the device need no config, that is if its 'plug in and play' would be ideal. Though if theres support in the ubuntu drivers tool that would be ok too. Im based in europe as well so it has to work here too.
Also looking to find a wireless adapter that supports packet injection on ubuntu-again with a device that needs no drivers or has drivers in the repos.for the record im looking to use these for penetration testing of a network i own.
I have just installed Ubuntu 10.10 on a pc as a duel boot, On the computer I use a belkin surf and share n speed controller to connect wireless ( pc doesn't have a wireless connection) I have found the correct driver RLT8192SU from realtek and unzipped it and moved the contents to a flash drive. The problem is I am a total noob to Linux based systems and i have no ideal how to install the contents, there is a read me file but it makes no sense to me and i have absolutely no clue how to install the driver so i have no internet. Is there an easier way to install or step by step instructions?
Anybody have any idea that how to set the ath9k in master mode in fedora 11. I am unable to set the same. I am using the D-Link DWA556 card using the kernel built in ath9k.Find below the output I got while setting up it in master mode sudo iwconfig wlan0 mode master.Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06):SET failed on device wlan0 ; Invalid argument.Does that mean that master mode is not supported?Also Want the information if there is any separate community or development group for ath9k development and download the source of same except linuxwireless.com.
I'm running Ubuntu 10.10 and try to get my wifi to work in master mode. The dongle is a Asus 167g v3 and I'm using the rtl8192SU driver. I can connect to a network or put the dongle in Ad-hoc mode without a problem. It's when I try to put in master mode some problem occurs. When I do:
Code: sudo iwconfig wlan1 essid test mode master This is the output I'm getting: Code: wlan1 unassociated Nickname:"rtl_wifi" Mode:Master Access Point: Not-Associated Sensitivity:0/0
The dongle is in master mode but it fails to assign a SSID. I also tried to set it up in /etc/network/interfaces but the result is always the same... No SSID
I am trying to get my wireless card working in master mode. I am running Jaunty server 2.6.28-11 x86_64. I have compiled hostapd with nl80211 enabled. The interface is using ath9k. I have tried to compile compat-wireless with this patch. However IEEE80211_IF_TYPE_AP was undefined along with IEEE80211_IF_TYPE_VLAN. In addition the latest version of compat-wireless needs to be patched for kernels < 2.6.31 with this. However when using this patch IRQ_WAKE_THREAD is still undefined.
I have got to this message:
$ sudo hostapd /home/jophish/.hostapd.conf Configuration file: /home/jophish/.hostapd.conf Failed to set interface wlan0 to master mode.
I try to set-up an Access point using ubuntu 11.04. I am using the minimal configuration file from [URL] together with a TP-Link TL-WN422G (Atheros chipset). I've installed the linux-backports-net-natty-generic drivers. But when trying to start hostapd I always get this output:
Code: # hostapd -dd -K test.conf Configuration file: test.conf Failed to set interface wlan0 to master mode. nl80211 driver initialization failed. wlan0: Unable to setup interface. ELOOP: remaining socket: sock=5 eloop_data=0x9b9440 user_data=(nil) handler=0x43d980 I have also disabled the network-manager for this device by adding this to /etc/network/interfaces:
1) it cannot see any networks around 2) i cannot setup it in master mode to use my PC as a router
As far as i can see, the device is recognized and the correct driver (rt73usb) is loaded. I was able to connect to a laptop somehow (the laptop could see other networks and the adapter's PC-to-PC network). I'd like to make it work as a router, i.e. share my internet connection (eth0) via wlan0. Here is what i have:
Code: Ubuntu 10.04 Linux 2.6.32-22-generic #36-Ubuntu SMP Thu Jun 3 19:31:57 UTC 2010 x86_64 GNU/Linux TP-Link TL-WN321G wifi usb adapter as seen as Bus 001 Device 006: ID 148f:2573 Ralink Technology, Corp. RT2501USB Wireless Adapter $ iwconfig wlan0 wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg ESSID:off/any [Code]....
after successfully configuring the dwa-552 to work in master mode in ubuntu 10.04 (ath9k driver) I ran some file transfer tests. The download speed is very good (~50mbps) but the upload speed spikes at about 10-20mbps for the first few KB and then it's nonexistent (0-1kbps). This only affects file transfers or otherwise bandwidth consuming processes. Normal web browsing or ssh is not affected. After running a speedtest of my internet connection which is routed through the AP I could upload to the internet with 1mbps which is my inet connection maximum so apparently this is not affected. Tried the same file transfers with netcat to eliminate any other factors and had the same problem. dmesg and hostapd debug did not report anything unusual
I have an HP Pavilion dv7-1243cl laptop. It has an internal wifi that works ok at home but when I'm traveling I stay at RV Campgrounds the wifi signal gets pretty weak. So I Installed an external antenna.(ALFA model AWUS036H). The signal gets a full 5 bars.
Now the problem. I dual boot OS11.3 and Windows 7 pro. Everything works as expected on MS. When In boot to OS11.3 I can only connect to the internal antenna. (real spotty). If I turn off the internal antenna I can't connect to the external one. Knetwork manager show/detects and shows the strength of both of the signals only when the internal is on. On MS7 I can turn off the internal and it will connect to the external one with no problem. Is there anyway to get OS to allow me to connect to my choice of antenna? I've been into manage connections and selected wlan1 (external). no joy.
I want to switch my laptop from XP to Ubuntu, but right now, i cant risk installing it. i dont want to have it partitioned so i can dual boot, so for now i only run the try-it-out mode.Before i consider installing though, i want to see if i can get everything to work ahead of time, that way im not regreting instalation. I have a Compaq Presario V2000 laptop, with 55GB hard drive and 516MB ram. So far, the trial mode is working great, but the wireless will not work. Ive tried to install the driver, but i am unable to do so. I have looked this up, and i have tried many things, and so far, none have worked.I was wondering if it was just part of the trial thing or not, but it is a Broadcom Wireless BCM4318 driver
I'm building a mini-itx system and need a wireless card. The Jetway MB says pcie mini card, so I'm considering the Intel 512AN_MMWW2. Anybody used this with Ubuntu 10.04? Looks like it's working for some folks, but no entries in the wiki yet.Also, It does not come with an antenna. This is for a mini-itx case so a laptop antenna set will not be ideal. Does someone know where to get an antenna or two that are made for mini-itx cases? The MB backplate has a punch out for a wireless antenna. I've looked, but don't see what I need anywhere.
after trying several pci and usb network cards none were able to have their ssid broadcasted. The question that i have is: Can a suse box be converted to act as an acces point without the use of atheros based hardware, without switching over to ubuntu and or debian, without the use of openwrt?
an Ubuntu newbie here looking for advice. Apologies if this is a frequent question. I misplaced my Belkin USB wifi antenna recently -- I'd never gotten it working with Ubuntu as I lacked the original driver CD and hadn't bothered doing the footwork with ndiswrapper (without driver files, as Belkin just gives you an .exe) to get it functional. I'm currently living in a home where I can't be wired directly to the router, so I'm looking for advice on what kind of antenna I should get to replace it. Are there any manufacturers out there that provide Linux drivers out of the box, who make quality hardware?
Have an odd problem on a Dell Latitude 13 w/ a Intel WiFi 5100 card. The wifi antenna is disabled on startup into Ubuntu 10.04/64-bit. There's no hardware enable/disable that I can find.I have tried "sudo ifconfig wlan0 up" to enable it, the light for the wifi antenna comes on, but still no luck.I know the wifi works in Ubuntu, because if i load windows first, then reset into Ubuntu, once in a while it works just fine.
I can't get my wireless into monitor mode. I;m running ubuntu 9.1 karmic It connects fine to wireless networks. But when i do: sudo iwconfig wlan0 mode monitor. I get: Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06) :SET failed on device wlan0 ; Device or resource busy. I can only see wlan0 (wmaster0, eth0), not ath0 or wifi0 mentioned elsewhere, in wireshark. I only see my own ip and packets coming to and from that. my system tells me i have an atheros ar9285 chipset in place.
Hardware: Vostro 3500, BCM4353Ubuntu 10.10Today I decided to test uptime on battery. But when I started using battery I noticed that internet connection is very slow(around 1-4 KB/s, normally ~128KB/s).I used Code:iwpriv eth1 set_pm 0(pm = power mode? And what means this parameter 0, 1 and 2?)and everything seems to be ok now.And my question is - where can I edit which power mode settings for wifi are used on battery?
I have a built in wireless card that is capable of connecting to my network on the Wireless N protocols. However it will only work at G speeds. It shows it's connection speed at 54mbps and when i set the network at N only mode it could not even connect. How do I get it to connect at the faster wireless speeds? I need the faster speeds as I have a media server on my network. This is the hopefully relevant information you'll need from my network